Police check if photo shows cop in Muslim garb

2:53 PM, Feb 4, 2013   |    comments
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ST. PAUL, Minn. - St. Paul police are investigating whether a policeman was photographed dressed as a Muslim woman.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the St. Paul police Twitter account received a Tweet Sunday asking if the person in the photo is one of its officers.

The Tweet came from Mukhtar Ibrahim, who identifies himself as a journalist and editor in the Washington, D.C. area. Ibrahim received a reply from the police Twitter account Monday thanking him for bringing the photo to the department's attention and saying "We take this seriously."

"After an image was brought to my attention (Monday) morning, I ordered an immediate investigation to determine all of the facts surrounding it," said Chief Tom Smith. "The St. Paul Police Department has worked hard to establish a strong and respectful relationship with our Muslim communities, and I will not allow these types of images to erode that relationship."

A department spokesperson says the investigation is trying to determine if the person pictured is an officer.

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